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Saturday, November 26, 2022

BIOGRAPHY AND WIKIPEDIA: Irene Cara has passed away

“Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief,” the rep added. “She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films. Funeral services are pending and a memorial for her fans will be planned at a future date.”

In addition to singing the title sing for 1980’s Fame, Cara also starred in the film as Coco Hernandez.

Flashdance went on to become the third-highest-grossing film of 1983.

Judith A Moose, Cara's publicist, praised her as a "beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films".

She also said Cara had been working on forthcoming projects when she died, which she and the singer's manager now plan to finish.

"She'd want that," Ms Moose said of her client via her official Twitter page.

Cara became one of the most awarded artists of her generation, winning Grammies both as a vocalist and a songwriter.

She also appeared in films such as DC Cab and City Heat, as well as various television shows. She also performed in live theatre and musicals.

The youngest of five children, Cara made her debut on stage at the young age of three, earning a spot as a finalist for the Little Miss America Pageant in 1962. 

The daughter of a Puerto Rican and Cuban-American, Cara did a stint of appearances on Spanish-language TV shows before becoming a regular on PBS's educational program, The Electric Company.  

Along with her television work, Cara performed on a slew of off-Broadway productions, and her first big role came as the titular Sparkle Williams in the 1976 musical drama film, Sparkle.

Prior to Fame, Cara also had a starring role in the 1979 sequel to the classic Roots TV miniseries.  

Although her stardom peaked in the 1980s, Cara continued to perform throughout the decades, appearing in films such as D.C. Cab, City Heat and Downtown, A Street Tale.  
The youngest of five children, Cara made her debut on stage at the young age of three, earning a spot as a finalist for the Little Miss America Pageant in 1962. 

The daughter of a Puerto Rican and Cuban-American, Cara did a stint of appearances on Spanish-language TV shows before becoming a regular on PBS's educational program, The Electric Company.  

Along with her television work, Cara performed on a slew of off-Broadway productions, and her first big role came as the titular Sparkle Williams in the 1976 musical drama film, Sparkle.

Prior to Fame, Cara also had a starring role in the 1979 sequel to the classic Roots TV miniseries.  

Although her stardom peaked in the 1980s, Cara continued to perform throughout the decades, appearing in films such as D.C. Cab, City Heat and Downtown, A Street Tale.  

Cara won an Oscar for the song Flashdance... What A Feeling from the 1980s hit movie Flashdance and has been an icon of her generation.

"It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara", said a statement on her website.

"She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films."

Cara won an Oscar for the song Flashdance... What A Feeling from the 1980s hit movie Flashdance and has been an icon of her generation.

"It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara", said a statement on her website.

"She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films."

The American singer and actress was best known for her title track in the 1980 film Fame, as well as co-writing and singing the smash hit Flashdance... What a Feeling, for which she won an Oscar and a Grammy.

She later starred in films opposite Clint Eastwood and Tatum O'Neal.

Cara's publicist, who announced her death, said she died at home in Florida but the cause is "currently unknown".

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